Whether for diagnosis or treatment, Glendale Adventist's cardiac catheterization lab offers state-of-the-art services. The catheterization labs and surgical suites at Glendale Adventist have been designed to reduce x-ray dose to patients while providing physicians with the clearest images available.
Watching the video below to learn more about our Cardiac Cath Lab with the Medical Director, Harry Balian, MD.
Coronary Artery Disease
Heart catheterization (angiogram) allows your cardiologist to see inside the vessels of your heart.
Intravascular ultrasound gives an even more detailed picture of the heart vessels.
Angiojet vacuums out clots in coronary and peripheral arteries.
PTCA (angioplasty) and cutting balloon procedure uses a tiny inflatable balloon to move plaque build-up away and open up blocked arteries.
Directional atherectomy collects and removes deposits that have attached to coronary artery walls.
Stent implantation places a permanent wire mesh frame inside the artery to hold it open following angioplasty.
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator is implanted just below the collarbone or in the abdomen during a relatively brief procedure. This device delivers an electric shock to stabilize the heart's rhythm whenever a built-in sensor detects a dangerous arrhythmia.
All images recorded during catheterization lab procedures are stored electronically and available via secured connections from physician offices into the hospital.
Heart Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Treatment
Electrophysiology studies help to diagnose abnormalities in the rhythm of the heart.
Ablation cures certain types of heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias).
Pacemaker implantation helps keep the heart rhythm steady and normal.
Video records of all Catheterization Lab procedures are stored on high-quality digital CDs, and are readily available to physicians for review, even years in the future.
Heart Health Brochures
Learn more about heart diseases and procedures by downloading one of our Health Connections brochures.